Brownie Batter Pancakes
I am very happy to have Katie of Chocolate-Covered Katie as my first guest post here on Skinnytaste. Her recipes are a great fit for Skinnytaste as they are all healthy and low fat, but she also brings something else to the table… all her recipes are vegan! Whether you are a vegan or not, I guarantee you will spend hours drooling at the photos on her blog! Please welcome Chocolate-Covered Katie to Skinnytaste.
Hi chocolate chips!
I’m Katie, of the blog: Chocolate-Covered Katie, and I’m so honored to be a guest on Gina’s blog. I love Gina because she shows that healthier food can taste incredible when it’s prepared the right way. On my own blog, I try to show this, too.
One exception: my blog is only desserts.
Just like Gina, I believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice good taste in order to be healthy. And today, Gina asked me to share one of my “does not taste healthy” recipes that can be a breakfast or dessert: brownie batter pancakes. This recipe is also vegan AND can easily be made gluten free with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free flour mix!
Hope you enjoy!!
There are only 170 calories in this entire recipe. If you want a more substantial breakfast, feel free to make a bigger serving and/or go crazy with the toppings!! And if you’re feeling really crazy:
Try topping these with: Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Dip. Cookie dough brownie batter pancakes… who knew such decadence could be healthy?!
Brownie Batter Pancakes
- 1/4 cup Bob's spelt flour, or all-purpose or for gluten free use Bob’s gluten-free ap flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder, or dutch cocoa
- 1 1/2 packets nunaturals stevia or 4 tsp sugar, you can use less if you’re planning to top with syrup and don’t want the actual pancakes to taste sweet
- pinch of salt, optional
- 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 5 1/2 tbsp nondairy milk of your choice
- Mix dry ingredients very well, then add wet.
- Make pancakes!
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- Eggnog Pancakes
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- Banana Nut Pancakes
- Flourless Banana Nut Pancakes
- Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Pumpkin Butter
- Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes
- Whole Wheat Pancakes
123 comments on “Brownie Batter Pancakes”
Is there a recipe for the chocolate sauce being poured on top?
Just tried these for the first time and wasn’t impressed. I used regular flour, they didn’t come out gummy but they didn’t come out like pancakes either. Also calculated the WW points in my app and they only came out to about 7 points which was a pleasant surprise but I probably won’t make these again. Lacking in the flavor department.
As far as the gummy texture people are complaining about, I found that the first time I made the recipe with whole wheat flour, I didn’t have that issue, but this time I made it with all purpose flour and they were very gummy. Next time I will stick with whole wheat and possibly sub the applesauce for an egg white. The points in the ww app come out much less with whole wheat flour as well.
I’m basing my rating on my first attempt at the recipe which was very good.
Ok actually the flour doesn’t change the points but when I put the recipe into the app it comes out much less than Skinnytaste cites, so that’s what I was erroneously attributing it to. It’s actually the same. Whole wheat still works better.
Just made these for breakfast & they were perfect! 🙂
I did make a few changes to the original recipe- I doubled the baking powder to 1/2 tsp, used an egg white instead of applesauce, & added a pinch of salt.
Not a hit. The consistency was off. They were gummy. Used sugar and not Splenda but the dark chocolate was too overpowering. Too many points per serving. This is the first recipe on you site that didn’t work for. I have been cooking a new one or two every week.
Finally got some splet flour and wanted to try these. Very good and deep chocolate. I like Might nut powdered peanut butter or one like it on top!
I was having a bit of a need to comfort eat this evening- after having a weird old day. I was looking through my cupboards to find some chocolate, and then I remembered seeing this recipe a while ago. I’m so glad I did as I just made these and they hit the spot more than enough! Amazing! Think these might become a regular desert fixture for us. I have half to my partner and he didn’t even realise they were so low in calories. Thanks Gina and Katie! You’ve literally saved my diet for the day! x
It seems like I had the same problem as others with the middles being gummy and not seeming done. Is this normal because of the applesauce? Many people have commented and asked how to fix this or what the problem may be, can you please answer? The taste was great, just want them to be done in the middle. It made two small pancakes for me, no where near the serving size it says.
Hello. These look amazing but what is the chocolate syrup that is being dropped on the pancakes? It's not the link for the cookie dough she makes too. Just curious because it looks good too.
Hi! My hubby and I wanted to start making our snacks instead of buying so many packaged/processed snacks. We like this for the fiber! It could replace our fiber one brownies we usually get, but I am having trouble finding the 6.7 g of fiber in the recipe :/ I looked up all the ingredients and I get about half of that in fiber. What am I missing? 🙂
The taste is wonderful, but mine too were runny and didn't rise or cook out. I would love to have them turn out as others had theirs turn out, and I followed the recipe exactly. Suggestions?
Can you use buttermilk instead of nondairy milk? I know it might add some calories, but would it still taste good? Please answer, I plan on making these for my mom's birthday this weekend and I want them to be perfect. 🙂
mine stuck to the pan like crazy and were super gummy… any suggestions?
These were fabulous!
These are FANTASTIC! I topped them with strawberries and sugar free syrup. My husband, daughter and I all thoroughly enjoyed them! Thank you Gina and Katie!!!!!!! 😀
These may look good, but they taste nasty. Seriously the grossest thing i've ever made and i've been known to set pans on fire while i cook! The batter was runny and stuck to the pan. It had a gummy-like consistency and virtually no flavour. Yuck, Yuck, and Yuck.
I religiously track what I eat. How many grams (or ounces) is a serving of these?
Have you ever considered making a tumblr account ? I would defiantly follow !
These were horrible. HORRIBLE. Stuck to the pan, made nowhere near the serving size in the recipe…awful. And I am a healthy eater that makes non-traditional pancakes often. I've loved your site for a long time and this guest post is enough to put me off.
Obviously you did something wrong. Sorry, but I make these every week. They're my go-to pancakes. So to say the rude last sentence like you did is not only putting Gina down, it's also putting down everyone above you who has made these and loved them.
My taste buds are just fine, and I (and my entire family!) adore these pancakes. Gina, don't pay any attention to this "anonymous" who probably hated the recipe due to a user error.
It's a great recipe, and Skinnytaste is my favorite blog!
You dont even make sense…."I've loved your site for a long time and this guest post is enough to put me off"
They call this cutting off your nose to spite your face.
One post that wasnt to your liking sends you packing?
How rational.. See ya!
I don't know how the person above me could've not liked these pancakes, unless she maybe mismeasured something? They were some of the BEST pancakes I've ever eaten. So don't be put off by that bad review. My boyfriend even liked these!
Hands down my favorite recipe from your site, Gina, which never fails me. You're the best :).
My kids gobbled them up 🙂